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Moved files, completely lost!

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Moved files, completely lost!


    Hello everyone,


    Yesterday I copied a bunch of videos from my phone to my computer in order to save space on my phone. They were quite big videos and were 12GB in total. Everything went fine and they were moved normally, and I was even watching the videos after they were moved.


    Today I opened the folder to find a video, only to see that the whole folder which I placed them in has disappeared. I even checked my hard disk space and it was as if the videos were never even copied. All the videos were wiped off my phone because I thought everything was okay. I'm really upset because I really wanted these videos and I don't understand how they can be just completely wiped from my computer without me deleting them purposely.


    I tried to go back to a restore point but there wasn't any back up or restore point at that moment.


    Can anyone please explain to me what might have happened and if it's possible to restore the videos that I copied?


    Thank you

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  2. #2


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    You can try using Recuva to recover them, the sooner the better, before they get overwritten.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Hey, I tried the program but it hasn't worked :\
    Would it work if I use it to scan the folder on my phone? (nevermind, that hasn't worked either )
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  4. #4


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 638
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Are you saving folders/files under My Documents, Documents & Settings, under more than one user account? Or, within a data partition?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I saved them in a separate folder, not in my documents. And nothing I know of about the data partition. Nothing makes sense. But anyway, problem is solved since I discovered that my phone was automatically backing up my photos and videos to my google drive. So all is good, thanks for the suggestions!
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  6. #6


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 638
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    12GB not showing up on C-drive, would worry me. For awhile, do Copy [instead of Move] to a specified destination folder, verify the copy worked. I always specify c:\downloads for any/all internet downloads, copying from whatever external source, moving from whatever external source. If something fails to appear in said directory, I check various quarantine pots and so on.
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